It’s time for one of my favorite summer horticulture events in the East Texas area. That’s the Horticulture Field Day held at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton on Thursday, June 25.
This event has grown in popularity as growers, landscapers and gardeners discover the trials and displays of the latest and newest bedding plant varieties and other horticultural novelties. The event is free. It starts in the morning at the Horticulture
North Farm, north of the Overton Center, where row after row of bedding plants are presented for viewing and evaluating. Later in the morning the crowd moves to the Overton Center where the diverse and interesting Demonstration Garden displays an amazing number of intersting and unusual perennials, roses, small shrubs and other gems. After the sponsored lunch, the program heads indoors where Dr. Brent Pemberton, who is responsible for the Horticulture Field Day, and Jimmy Turner, head horticulturist at the Dallas Aroboretum, will give slide show presentations of the California Spring Showcase (Pack Trials), trials at the Dallas Aroboretum and other topics.
For directions to the Field Day and a schedule, click here At the bottom of this page are links to go to Pemberton’s home page, and a detailed news release on the Field Day